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Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, the crossroads where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, CSU is an awe-inspiring conference and event venue. Our beautiful campus provides a serious educational aura found only at a university, while the surrounding area beckons visitors with an outstanding variety of opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

Fort Collins has been named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in America. Colorado State University is approximately 50 minutes northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA). At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is the key to major recreation areas such as Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Red Feather Lakes, and the Cache La Poudre River.

If you choose to host your event at Colorado State University, you will not be disappointed! We encourage participants to bring their families to Fort Collins to experience an affordable foothills destination with a college town feeling and active community. With over 300 days of sunshine per year the Fort Collins area offers diverse recreational resources including boating, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, and wildlife watching, as well as the vast amount of night and daytime activities available steps away from campus. Continue reading below for more information on Colorado State University’s Fort Collins venue. 

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 8000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 650
  • Largest Theatre Style: 8,000
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1,500
  • Largest Arena Seating: 8000
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Grand Ballroom
The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful and versatile space that is multifunctional depending on the size of the event. The Grand Ballroom features four mobile partitions which create the opportunity to use one section at a time, two or three sections to create a larger space, or as the full Grand Ballroom space. With all the dividers opened, the Grand Ballroom boasts sweeping views of the mountains, the historic painted Aggie "A", and western campus. With so many options for setup, this ballroom can be used for a variety of events including lectures, banquets, resource fairs, concerts, and formal dances. Conveniently located at the top of the main staircase, the Grand Ballroom also has access to a registration booth with phone and internet access upon request.
  • 70x200 Sq. Ft.
  • 1000 Banquet Style
  • 684 Classroom Style
  • 1500 Theatre Style
North Ballroom
The North Ballroom is a medium sized ballroom located on the north side of the upper level. This carpeted ballroom is great for large lectures, workshop classrooms, banquets and resource fairs.
  • 49x80 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 180 Classroom Style
  • 360 Theatre Style
  • 90 Conference Style
Cherokee Park Ballroom
The Cherokee Park Ballroom can be booked for individual events, or paired with the attached University Club for a more versatile setting. This ballroom features a wooden floor, and beautiful cherry wainscoting to create a perfect setting for lectures, workshop classroom, banquets, and resource fairs.
  • 39x60 Sq. Ft.
  • 112 Banquet Style
  • 72 Classroom Style
  • 190 Theatre Style
  • 54 Conference Style
  • 140 Hollow Square Space Style
Longs Peak Dining Room
The Longs Peak Dining Room and Lounge is a distinguished dining space which is ideal for small receptions and formal meals. This room elegantly features a lounge/serving space, a fireplace, and a view of the plaza.
  • 28x62 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 60 Classroom Style
  • 120 Theatre Style
  • 48 Conference Style
  • 100 Hollow Square Space Style
Grey Rock Room
The Grey Rock Room is a large refined meeting room located on the main level of the Student Center. This room features an entryway overlooking the Transit Center Lobby, and an outdoor balcony facing the west, supplying a serene view of the foothills and lagoon. The Grey Rock Room's versatility makes it a perfect location for a banquet, reception, lecture, or used for a classroom or conference.
  • 35x40 Sq. Ft.
  • 90 Banquet Style
  • 72 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
  • 48 Conference Style
Double Meeting Rooms
Double meeting rooms are versatile rooms in which a partition is opened to create a larger meeting space. These rooms are ideal for lectures, conferences, and workshop classrooms. Each set of rooms incorporate a large flat screen TV and window views which provide each with a unique and functional meeting space.
  • 26X40 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 42 Classroom Style
  • 80 Theatre Style
  • 42 Conference Style
  • 50 Hollow Square Space Style
Classrooms
We also have more than one hundred classrooms of various sizes, with 23,000 square feet of of state-of the art SMART technology.
  • 23,000 Sq. Ft.
Moby Arena
For large conferences, we have the centrally located, fully air-conditioned Moby Arena, Home of the CSU Rams. Moby Arena can seat up to 6,000 people conference-style including a large stage and nearly 9,000 square feet for sporting events.
  • 22,067 sqft Sq. Ft.
Durrell Center - Seminar A
Durrell Center Seminar A is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each seminar room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. All Durrell Seminar rooms can be combined to accommodate larger parties. 
  • 1088 Sq. Ft.
  • 54 Banquet Style
  • 54 Classroom Style
  • 74 Theatre Style
Durrell Center - Seminar B
Durrell Center Seminar B is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each seminar room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. All Durrell Seminar rooms can be combined to accommodate larger parties. 
  • 1184 Sq. Ft.
  • 59 Banquet Style
  • 59 Classroom Style
  • 79 Theatre Style
Durrell Center - Seminar C
Durrell Center Seminar C is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each seminar room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. All Durrell Seminar rooms can be combined to accommodate larger parties. 
  • 1159 Sq. Ft.
  • 58 Banquet Style
  • 58 Classroom Style
  • 77 Theatre Style
Durrell Center - Meeting Room 1
Durrell Center Meeting Room 1 is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each meeting room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. 
  • 211 Sq. Ft.
  • 11 Banquet Style
  • 11 Classroom Style
  • 14 Theatre Style
Durrell Center - Meeting Room 2
Durrell Center Meeting Room 2 is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each meeting room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. 
  • 818 Sq. Ft.
  • 41 Banquet Style
  • 41 Classroom Style
  • 55 Theatre Style
Durrell Center - Meeting Room 3
Durrell Center Meeting Room 3 is located on the 1st floor of the Durrell Center on-campus. Each meeting room includes a large flat screen television, HDMI hookup, house sound, and one microphone. 
  • 204 Sq. Ft.
  • 10 Banquet Style
  • 10 Classroom Style
  • 14 Theatre Style
OCR Field Club
The Orthopedic and Spine Center (OCR) of the Rockies Field Club is exclusively located at the field level of our on-campus Stadium. This space includes garage-style doors that open up to reveal an outdoor patio located on the 50-yard line. In addition, a premium built-in bar, 15 television monitors, house sound, and a mic are available with this space.
  • 4,400 Sq. Ft.
  • 200 Banquet Style
  • 230 Theatre Style
New Belgium Porch
The New Belgium Porch is located within our on-campus Stadium. This space is "as-is" and can provide ample space for larger groups (up to 1,200). A food and beverage package can be purchased with this space.
  • 11,300 Sq. Ft.
Markley Family Hall of Champions
The Markley Family Hall of Champions is located on the first floor of our on-campus Stadium. It provides a more elegant atmosphere for your event. This space includes flat-screen televisions, house sound, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a microphone. 
  • 4,600 Sq. Ft.
  • 240 Banquet Style
  • 290 Theatre Style
The Stadium Club
The Stadium Club is located on the 4th floor of our on-campus Stadium, featuring amazing views of the Front Range Mountains, Horsetooth, and Longs Peak. This space can be set up to fit your event needs, and includes two premium built-in bars, 27 flat screen televisions, house sound, and a microphone. 
  • 9,700 Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
  • 600 Theatre Style
Indoor Rams Club
The Indoor Rams Club is located one of our more intimate spaces located on the sixth floor of our on-campus Stadium. This space includes a premium built-in bar, access to large padded seats, flat screen televisions, house sound, a microphone, and the option for a portable screen. 
  • 2,900 Sq. Ft.
  • 170 Banquet Style
  • 170 Theatre Style
Edwards Event Center
The Edwards Event Center is conveniently located within Edwards Hall. This space is available for any guests staying overnight on-campus to reserve, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 320 Banquet Style
  • 230 Classroom Style
  • 450 Theatre Style
Allison Event Center
The Allison Event Center is conveniently located within Allison Hall. This space is available for any guests staying overnight on-campus to reserve, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 320 Banquet Style
  • 230 Classroom Style
  • 450 Theatre Style
Ingersoll Seminar Room
The Ingersoll Seminar Room is conveniently located within Ingersoll Hall. This space is available for any guests staying overnight on-campus to reserve, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 120 Banquet Style
  • 150 Classroom Style
  • 200 Theatre Style
Ingersoll Meeting Room
The Ingersoll Meeting Room is conveniently located within Ingersoll Hall. This space is available for any guests staying overnight on-campus to reserve, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • 25 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
Laurel Village Pavilion Gallery
  • 30 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 75 Theatre Style
Laurel Village Pavilion Classroom
  • 25 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater
The Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheater is located outside Laurel Village. This space can be used with the Pavilion and is provided "as-is" with an outdoor amphitheater, grassy lawn, and stone seating. Reservation of the amphitheater also includes a large projector, HDMI hookup, and house sound. An outdoor fire pit with stone seating is also available for use with this space. 
  • 250 Theatre Style
Laurel Village Pinon Classroom
The Laurel Village Pinon Classroom (Room 131) is conveniently located on the first floor of Pinon Hall. This space is available for any guests staying overnight on-campus to reserve and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    Laurel Village Academic Commons
      Auxiliary Gym
      The Auxiliary Gym is located within our on-campus Recreation Center. 
      • 18,419 Sq. Ft.
      IM Outdoor Fields
      The IM Outdoor fields are comprised of 12 total fields near the recreation facility. Each field must be reserved separately.
        Recreation Center Pool
        Our on-campus Recreation Center includes a pool area with 4 lap lanes, current channel, climbing wall, volleyball and basketball area, 40-person spa, sauna (ages 16+), and steam room (ages 16+). For clients with younger groups, a 12:1 child to adult ratio must be maintained. 

          Food & Beverage Options

          Ram's Horn

          Those dining centers are marche style with up to 6 stations:Italian, Mexican, American, Chinese, Wood-fired pizza, and a Mongolian grill.
          Boxed lunches and outdoor cookouts are available for summer conferences

          • Seating Capacity: 1,720 Rooms
          Durrell Dining Center

          Durrell Dining Center is a LEED certified dining facility, it features 7 unique dining stations, including an international station, make-your-own pasta bar, custom personal pizzas, an all-day waffle bar, and more. Durrell is located on the north-west corner of campus.

          • Seating Capacity: 468 Rooms
          Corbett Dining Center
          The Corbett Marketplace has a variety of options including Tex-Mex, Sizzling Salads, a 100% vegetarian station, comfort food and more. Corbett is located on the north side of campus.
          • Seating Capacity: 501 Rooms

          Catering options

          Breakfasts
          Starting early, this morning? Breakfast is served as early as 7am to get you started for your conference, early morning meeting, or casual gathering. Choose a served meal for groups of 15 or more. Buffets are available for parties of 20 or at our dining centers.
            Breaks
            Break menu items may be used alone or added to any served or buffet meal. All items are available at any time in any location during your event.
              Entrées
              Choose plated entrées to add formality and elegance to your special event. Friendly wait staff will be provided to attend to all of your needs. All meals can be made to accommodate special dietary needs at no additional charge. We also design custom entrees for special events and themed events.
                Buffets
                Choose one of our flexible catered buffets or dine at one of our award-winning dining centers to meet the needs of your guests. We have a variety of menus to compliment the diversity of your guests whether for a formal affair or a gathering of friends and co-workers. We also design custom menus for special or themed events.

                  Accommodations

                  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 5,500
                  Enhanced Private
                  The Academic Village features a commons with the Ram's Horn Dining Center, the Engineering Hall, the Honors Hall and Aspen Hall. The Academic Village is located on the south side of campus close to academic classrooms and the intramural fields. 
                  All rooms have private bathrooms.
                  Air conditioning in each room.
                  Dining options at the Academic Village Commons include a Mongolian Grill, Sizzling Salads, Tex Mex, Stone Hearth Pizza, Wraps & Deli Sandwiches, Carving Station, Express, Espresso Bar and Sports Grill.
                  Commons building also features a mini convenience store, central mailboxes, and sunken lounges.

                  The Laurel Village, CSU's newest residence hall communities opened fall 2014. Pinon Hall and Alpine Hall feature a mix of traditional style, suite style bedrooms with private and shared bathrooms. Close to the Durrell Center, which provides a dining center, programing space, game room and outdoor seating.
                  • 404 Rooms
                  • 750 Beds
                  Enhanced Suite
                  Summit Hall is located on the south side of campus next to the Horticulture Gardens and across from the Dining Commons at the Academic Village.

                  Alpine Hall and Pinon Hall provide suite style shared bathrooms for two or four guests..
                  • 349 Rooms
                  • 547 Beds
                  Traditional
                  Durward and Westfall Halls are a 12-story residence hall towers on campus which offer great views of the foothills and campus. Durward and Westfall are located on the north side of campus close to Durrell Center, Moby Arena, and Campus West (off-campus shopping and restaurants).


                  • 1,322 Rooms
                  • 2,472 Beds
                  Traditional Suite Style
                  Suite style rooms - each room has a sink with a connecting toilet and shower shared between 2 rooms
                  • 463 Rooms
                  • 883 Beds
                  Enhanced Traditional
                  Alpine Hall and Pinon Hall, CSU's Newest residence halls offer enhanced traditional bedroom with comminuty bathrooms.
                  • 213 Rooms
                  • 357 Beds
                  Enhanced Private Quads
                  • 18 Rooms
                  • 72 Beds
                  Traditional Quads
                  • 88 Rooms
                  • 352 Beds

                  Featured Amenities

                  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
                  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
                  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
                  • Handicap Accessible
                  • In-House Catering
                  • Linens
                  • Near Public Transit
                  • Overnight Rooms
                  • Paid Parking
                  • Running Trails
                  • Taxi
                  • Theater Seating
                  • WiFi

                  Venue Location + Transportation

                  Address

                   
                  Office of Conference Services,
                  Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

                  Transportation

                  • BusBus
                  • TaxiTaxi

                  Nearby Airport

                  • Denver International - 50 minutes

                  Nearby International Airport

                  • Denver International - 50 minutes

                  Nearby Cities

                  Denver, CO – 60|Cheyenne, WY – 45|Boulder, CO – 45

                  Things to Know

                  Catering

                  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
                  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes

                  Technology

                  Colorado State University has state of the art audio/visual services included with most meeting rooms. High speed wireless internet is complimentary throughout our Fort Collins campus including guest rooms, common areas and meeting rooms. Our event venue provides tech services of a major university. Over 23,000 square feet of SMART technology classrooms are located on our Fort Collins campus.

                  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
                  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
                  • Equipment Available On-Site:
                    • Projector Screen

                  Venue Policies

                  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
                  • Smoking Permitted: no
                  • ADA Accessible: Yes

                  Testimonals

                  Over half of our annual business is repeating customers. Upon request, we are happy to provide references from our satisfied customers. Our clientele is quite diverse, we provide services to youth, athletic, religious organizations, and scientific organizations, as well as and large corporations, just to name a few. The office of Conference Services has been in the meeting business for over 50 years and is an active member of the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International, and has earned a One-Stop Shop designation.
                  a One-Stop Shop Organization
                  I had the pleasure of working with CSU Conference Services on a CSU sponsored natural gas symposium in October 2011. They were part of a larger team made up of wonderfully skilled CSU departments. I have described them to others as professional, problem-solvers, patient, credible, easy to work with and who thought of details the rest of us hadn’t. I would recommend them to anyone who is planning a conference, meeting or a symposium in the future.
                  Maury Dobbie, Assistant Director, CSU Center for the New Energy Economy
                  Conference Services helped us pull together a large conference for 200 in five weeks. There is no way we could have done it without them. We had an extremely successful event because Conference Services handled all of the venue details leading up to and on the day of the event. We look forward to working with them again soon!
                  Bryan Willson, Clean Energy Supercluster Director
                  "Going out West is a bid treat, so we wanted mountains proximity with a contained campus. We get that at Fort Collins, so we go back. Unlike colleges sprinkled through a city, CSU has a well laid out campus in a discrete area with short walking distances, which would also be great for seniors. And it has a very good conference planning staff."
                  Christine Douglas, Coordinator of Youth/Young Adult Ministry
                  "We meet at universities around the country, but few have the meeting facilities and amenities we require. CSU is very organized and enormously helpful, and offers the numerous classrooms we need for workshops in the afternoon and evenings."
                  Sidney Grossberg, MD, American Society for Virology

                  Services

                  Conference Registration Services

                  The Registration Only service package is designed for groups requiring full registration management and financial administration

                   Coordination 
                  • Serve a single contact for all registration management and financial administration services

                  Registration Management 
                  • Create and host customized registration website
                  • Provide advanced registration services via web, mail, fax, and telephone
                  • Accept conference registration payments via credit card*, check, departmental internal order, bank transfer or money order
                  • Send confirmation packet to registered participants including, as appropriate, maps, hotel list, shuttle information, receipt of payment/balance due, and confirmation letter with instructions for on-site registration/check-in
                  • Provide sponsor with standardized registration reports, including participant information, event counts, revenue summaries and ADA information
                  • Provide each registered participant with a name badge in a plastic holder, portfolio, notepaper, and a pen
                  • Print certificates, event tickets and mailing labels (printing costs not included)
                  • Provide on-site registration services-one staff hour per 25 registrants as contracted
                  • Provide parking permits at check-in (on-campus only)

                  The Full Services

                  The Full Service Package (with housing) is designed to free you from many logistical concerns, so that you can give your full attention to the educational components of your conference
                   

                   Planning
                  • Lead pre-conference campus site tours
                  • Provide consultation to help refine format, budget and facility/service requirements
                  • Provide representation at local planning meetings
                  • Provide information on resources for area attractions/services
                  • Provide brochure copy to sponsor to describe University housing and dining services, to portray the conference setting, area attractions and to detail transportation options

                  Marketing
                  • Provide consultation on marketing timelines
                  • Assist in preparing and editing brochure and web copy for logistical and registration details
                  • Work with service providers to coordinate brochure printing
                  • Assist in facilitating blast emails to potential participants
                  • Coordinate marketing mailings (web based or hard copy)

                  Coordination
                  • Serve a single contact for all services and facilities as well as registration services
                  • Provide professional consultation during the development, implementation and post-conference evaluation
                  • Reserve function spaces and arrange for set-ups and audio-visual equipment
                  • Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor
                  • Make reservations for campus lodging and block reservations for off-campus lodging
                  • Arrange for campus recreational facilities/equipment
                  • Work with service providers to coordinate transportation, copying services, telephones, sound equipment, audio or video taping and function amenities
                  • Assist with arrangements for tours, entertainment, exhibits, display/poster sessions
                  • Provide on-call assistance during conference duration
                  Registration Management
                  • Create and host customized registration website
                  • Provide advanced registration services via web, mail, fax and telephone
                  • Accept conference registration payments via credit card*, check, departmental internal order, bank transfer or money order
                  • Send confirmation email to registered participants including, as appropriate, maps, hotel list, shuttle information, receipt of payment/balance due, and confirmation letter with instructions for on-site registration/check-in
                  • Provide sponsor with standardized registration reports, including participant information, event counts, revenue summaries and ADA information
                  • Provide each registered participant with a name badge in plastic holder, portfolio, note paper, pen and campus map
                  • Work with service providers to coordinate printing and assembly of conference materials
                  • Print certificates, event tickets and mailing labels (printing costs not included)
                  • Provide on-site registration services-one staff hour per 25 registrants
                  • Provide parking permits
                   

                  Event Coordination Services

                  The Event Coordination Service Package is designed to provide coordination for single session events on or off campus that do not require marketing or registration services. This package includes full coordination for single events and can include on-campus parking and meeting space.
                   

                  Planning
                  • Lead pre-conference site tours

                  Financial Administration
                  • Establish a University account for conference expenses
                  • Compile final statement of expenditures
                  • Bill for balance due to sponsor
                  • Maintain account records for six years

                  Coordination
                  • Provide professional consultation during the development, implementation and post-conference evaluation
                  • Serve as a single contact for all meeting space, set-ups and, food/beverage and audio-visual requests
                  • Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by the sponsor
                  • Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor

                  Provide on-call assistance during conference duration 

                  Room and Board Conference Services

                  The Room and Board service package is designed for groups that will be dining and lodging on campus, but wish to do their own
                   

                   Planning
                  • Lead pre-conference campus site tours
                  • Provide consultation to help refine format, budget and facility/service requirements
                  • Provide information on resources for area attractions and services
                  • Provide brochure copy to sponsor to describe University dining and lodging services, to portray the conference setting, area attractions and to detail transportation options

                  Coordination
                  • Serve a single contact for all campus services and facilities
                  • Reserve function spaces and arrange for set-ups and audio-visual equipment
                  • Make arrangements for meals, refreshment breaks, assist with menu selection, and communicate meal count guarantees provided by sponsor
                  • Make block reservations for campus lodging
                  • Arrange for use of campus recreational facilities and equipment on a shared basis
                  • Work with service providers to coordinate transportation, copying services, telephones, sound equipment, audio or video taping and function amenities
                  • Assist with arrangements for tours, entertainment, exhibits and display/poster sessions
                  • Provide on-call assistance during conference duration
                  • Provide campus parking permits

                  Financial Administration
                  Financial Administration

                  • Establish a University account for conference revenue and expenses
                  • Process and track deposits and expenditures through the conference account
                  • Purchase and process payments of conference-related expenditures per sponsor requests and approvals
                  • Compile final statement of account income and expenditures
                  • Bill for balance due or refund balance to sponsor
                  • Maintain account records for six years
                  One contact, one contract, one bill

                  Technology

                  Audio/Visual Equipment
                  Fully staffed and stocked A/V department with built in equipment in most venues and classrooms.
                  Free High-Speed Wireless Internet
                  All accommodations, meeting rooms and many common areas feature free wireless access.
                  Security
                  Secure entrance to all residential facilities and security escort service is available for conference guests.